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Your top 5 RPG list

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by bossjimbob, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    3 years later? You've gotta be kidding.
     
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  2. whatusername Scholar

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    z3r'0', I thought you'd know better than that.
     
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  3. The_Nameless_Prick Scholar

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  4. z3r'0' Liturgist

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    Omfg... I need some coffee.
    I could have sworn I checked the date. LOL indeed.
     
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  5. Ladonna Arcane

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    Oh well. Nice read though....But it still says just how little there is to choose from, even after three years!

    Something to think about eh?

    Here is mine:

    1:Arcanum.
    2:Fallout
    3:Pool of radiance
    4:Ultima 5
    5:Fallout2
     
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  6. SlavemasterT Arcane

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    Every time I think of thread necromancy, I think of Chefe.

    CHEFE, COME BACK!!!!!! ::sobs::
     
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  7. Ahzaruuk Arbiter

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    I realise that I have played practically no games that would classify as RPGs here, but nevertheless, I'll give it a shot...

    1. The Legend of Dragoon

    2.+3. TES (MW or OB)

    4. FFX

    5. FFX-2\


    ...yeah. Lot of JRPGs in that list...
     
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  8. obediah Erudite

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    Uh...why are you here? Seriously - what drew you here if it wasn't our taste in games? Did you just get pissed at Oblivion and it's one of those the enemy of my enemy things?
     
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  9. Ahzaruuk Arbiter

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    No. I joined to ge a clue about other CRPGS. :lol:

    I'm pretty sure I would like/love/hate some of them, but when I was in my early gaming years (before I became very active on the internet) anything outside media attention utterly escaped my notice.

    Now I wish I didn't live under such a huge rock for all those years. :(
     
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  10. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Don't you follow any other threads, flatulenciah?

    He's from the TESF [The Elder Scrolls Furries] and came after hearing that we have a large population of latent furries here.

    Now that he's already here, someone should convince him to play Fallout or Planescape: Torment. If you don't, I will. I have my methods.
     
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  11. Ahzaruuk Arbiter

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    A Couple of friends of mine have told me some entertaining stories about the persuasion system in Fallout.

    Something about if it's at maximun skill you can convince anyone of anything practically. :lol:

    "You are not a man. You are a WOMAN!"

    "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"


    ...or something like that. It ws funny at the time.
     
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  12. Romanian_Dude2005 Scholar

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    Best character development (in more ways then just statistics)

    1. Fallout series
    2. Daggerfall
    3. Diablo (skill trees)
    4. Betrayal at Krondor (just started playing it)
    5. Deus Ex

    Best dialog

    - quality of the writting

    1. Planescape: Torment
    2. Fallout 2 (the swearings helped alot!)
    3. Baldur's Gate 2
    4. KotOR 2
    5. Fallout

    Honorable Mention: Although it doesn't have dialog chooices, Morrowind has by far the best written dialog out of all the wiki-dialog games I've played so far, besides the game had 5 proffesional writters working on it. Too bad they wasted most of it on NPCs though...

    - freedom of expression (dialog trees)

    1. Fallout
    2. Fallout 2
    3. Planescape: Torment
    4. Baldur's Gate 2
    5. Arcanum


    Best world design

    - physical interpretation

    1. Gothic series
    2. Ultima 7
    3. Vampires TM: B
    4. ...
    5. Baldurs Gate series

    - concept and originality

    1. Planescape: Torment
    2. Morrowind
    3. Geneforge series
    4. Fallout
    5. Arcanum

    Best Storyline

    - quality of the story

    1. Planescape: Torment
    2. System Shock 2
    3. KotOR
    4. Betrayal at Krondor
    5. Baldur's Gate 2

    - most non-linear

    1. Fallout
    2. Geneforge 3
    3. Fallout 2
    4. Temple of Elemental Evil
    5. Deus Ex

    Chooice and Conscequences

    1. Fallout series
    2. Geneforge
    3. Ultima 7
    4. Wizardry 8 (the only wizardry game I've played)
    5. Arcanum




    Overall Top 5 favourite RPG list


    1. Planescape: Torment
    2. Fallout
    3. Daggerfall
    4. Fallout 2
    5. Arcanum

    Top 5 RPG hybrids

    1. Morrowind
    2. Gothic
    3. Arx Fatalis
    4. Gothic 2
    5. Diablo
     
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  13. VenomByte Scholar

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    Oh well, since the thread necrophilia has started, lets continue...

    1) Fallout
    2) Morrowind
    3) VTM: Bloodlines

    That's all.

    Judging from the early replies, I ought to go buy a copy of Planetscape: Torment...
     
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  14. Higher Game Arcane

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    Just cRPGs?! You need some help when it comes to jRPGs, too! :lol: Go play Vagrant Story, FFIV, Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Front Mission 3, Lunar 1/2, and Tales of Phantasia (the translated ROM version). If you think Legend of the Dragoon and any FF after 7 are good enough for a top 5, you have probably never played a good RPG in your life. I'm being serious. Get some good jRPGs first, and then it will be easier moving on to more complex cRPGs. The lists most guys have put up here are good for that.
     
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  15. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Oooh, I like those categories.

    Best character development

    1. Wizardry 8
    2. Realms of Arkania/Nordlandtrilogie
    3. Arcanum
    4. Quest for Glory quintology [though you should really forget V]

    Best dialogue

    - quality of the writting

    No RPG has really awesome writing, not even PS: T or Fallout. Good, yes, better than everything else on the RPG market, yes, but outstanding?

    - freedom of expression (dialogue trees)

    1. Arcanum
    2. Fallout
    3. Planescape: Torment

    Best world design

    - interpretation

    1. Ultima 7 - Serpent Isle
    2. Gothic 1
    3. Fallout
    4. Morrowind

    - concept

    1. Morrowind [A boring game. A lovely world, on paper.]
    2. Gothic 1
    3. Arcanum
    4. Fallout

    Best Storyline

    - quality of the story

    1. System Shock 1
    2. System Shock 2
    3. Dark Heart of Uukrul
    4. Final Fantasy 4. [Bite me.]


    - most non-linear

    1. Ultima 4
    2. Fallout
    3. Arcanum

    C&C
    1. Wizardry 8
    2. Fallout
    3. Wizardy 7


    Overall Top 3 favourite RPG list

    1. Realms of Arkania/Nordlandtrilogie
    2. Wizardry 8
    3. Arcanum


    Top 2 RPG hybrids

    1. System Shock 2
    2. System Shock 1

    Top 3 Action-Adventures
    1. Zelda: Majora's Mask
    2. Terranigma
    3. Secret of Mana / Seiken Densetsu 2

    Top 3 jRPGs
    1. Final Fantasy 5
    2. Earthbound
    3. Chrono Trigger
     
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  16. Romanian_Dude2005 Scholar

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    Seeing that I only played SS2, I think I'll try to play the other 3 games you mentioned, if their storyline is actualy better then PS:T has your list shows :)
     
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  17. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Only get SS1. The other two... you had to be there, then. No Final Fantasy game has a good story - unless you play it as a kid. That's how I justify FF 4's position. And the story of Dark Heart of Uukrul was simply very well written, I think. It's a puzzle-heavy RPG from the old days.
     
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  18. EEVIAC Erudite

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    I could actually replace my original list only with games released in the intervening three years.

    Europa 1400 - The Guild or even The Sims 2 for Alter Ego.

    Space Rangers 2 for Pirates!

    There's a few console games with excellent RT combat that can take Shadowrun's place but Ninja Gaiden is probably the pick.

    Shin Megami Tensei : Lucifer's Call replaces Elvira as my horror pick.

    The only game from my original list that has no peer is Space 1889. That setting still kicks arse. Even though Arcanum inhabits similar territory, elves and prophesies can't match up to ether flyers and the canals of Mars.
     
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  19. Ladonna Arcane

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    Lucky fella EEVIAC. Thats all I can say....
     
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  20. Binary Liturgist

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    Oh gosh it's the return of the "Fallout-Arcanum-PST" adulation thread again.

    1. Ultima 7.5
    2. Ultima 6
    3. Darklands
    4. Faery Tale Adventures 2
    5. Legend

    Oh and Jasede... I am not sure how you're old enough to have played Uukrul, but don't have Darklands on your list of "dialog trees" or "character development", and have Fallout instead of Wasteland on the concept of world design.
     
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  21. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Good points there, but I was
    a) slamming the list together real quick
    and
    b) I really do think that the world design of FO has more twists and ideas than that of Wasteland. Though nothing beats Wasteland's Vegas.
    c) I /like/ the character creation of Darklands, but I don't like the character development after the creation. I think Arcanum did a much better job, with the plethora of skills, abilities and stats. I admit I am a bit of a stat-whore.
     
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  22. Vipera Scholar

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    Morrowind and Oblivion are the only RPGs I've played. :)

    I'll check back on this thread in a few days, after the flames this post have caused extinguish themselves.
     
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  23. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Really? The only ones? Well, don't waste your time on the internet then, go play some cool games.
     
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  24. ixg Erudite

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    Vipera, you neeeed to play at least Fallout
     
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  25. Vipera Scholar

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    Wow, you guys are taking this a lot better than I expected. Where can I find information on Fallout (System requirements, where to buy it, etc.)?
     
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